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#106219 - Sat Jul 14 2007 02:53 PM Re: Quiz Queues .. waiting time [Re: agony]
trevor1968 Offline
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Thank You
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#106220 - Sat Jul 21 2007 10:01 PM Re: Quiz Queues .. waiting time [Re: Linda1]
trevor1968 Offline
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Hi,

I was just wondering. I submitted a quiz on July 13 and I just noticed an editor made a light change in my category. It is still in the same category, only narrowed down. The reason I am writing is that happened on July 17 and I was wondering if it is possible that the editor may have forgot to send me a correction notice or put the quiz online.
Curious
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#106221 - Sat Jul 21 2007 11:55 PM Re: Quiz Queues .. waiting time [Re: trevor1968]
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Trevor- PLEASE take these issues directly to the editor involved. They really don't belong here on the boards. The boards are really for discussion of issues that affect ALL quizmakers. Thanks.
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#106222 - Sun Jul 22 2007 12:06 AM Re: Quiz Queues .. waiting time [Re: crisw]
trevor1968 Offline
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I did. In fairness to the editor, he may not had a chance to check his mail. I posted it here because I didn't know who or where to ask. I find you are excellent in that you respond to your mail but some do not. I rarely ask an editor a question. However, I realize they are quite busy.
Thanks
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#106223 - Sun Jul 22 2007 03:11 AM Re: Quiz Queues .. waiting time [Re: trevor1968]
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Trevor, I can only speak for myself, but I think a lot of editors will agree. When I go through the queue and I notice quizzes that are in the wrong subcategory, I often place them where they belong without doing any further editing. Especially if I don't have a lot of time.

Leau, editor
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#106224 - Sun Jul 22 2007 07:56 AM Re: Quiz Queues .. waiting time [Re: Leau]
trevor1968 Offline
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I apologize to the editor as I spoke in haste. The editor responded almost as quickly as I sent the mail. I am ashamed of myself because I pride myself as a person with a lot of patience, However, I was too impatient this time.
I sincerely apologize to the editor
Very Sorry
Trevor1968

Thank you to Leau as well because now I know for another time.
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#106225 - Sun Jul 22 2007 09:08 AM Re: Quiz Queues .. waiting time [Re: trevor1968]
trevor1968 Offline
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Hi crisw,
I apologize to you and I will make sure that only issues that affect all quizmakers will be written on these boards.
Thank You
Trevor1968
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#106226 - Wed Jul 25 2007 04:44 AM Re: Quiz Queues .. waiting time [Re: trevor1968]
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I have written only 3 quizzes, but I am very pleased, and impressed to say that the editors concerned have been absolutely marvelous!
My first quiz was placed online after major corrections with regard to capitolisation.
The second quiz was placed in the correct category for me by one editor, and then placed online by a second editor.
My third quiz was placed straight online without correction.
All three quizzes were online within HOURS of initial submission and/or correction!

Thankyou to the editors concerned - I am very impressed!
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#106227 - Thu Aug 16 2007 06:14 AM Re: Quiz Queues .. waiting time [Re: delboy22]
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Is there still a quiz waiting list available somewhere. I cant find it.
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#106228 - Thu Aug 16 2007 06:16 AM Re: Quiz Queues .. waiting time [Re: quogequox]
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Sorry just found it. Carry on.
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#106229 - Thu Aug 16 2007 04:15 PM Re: Quiz Queues .. waiting time [Re: quogequox]
trevor1968 Offline
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Sorry quog, can I ask what you mean by a quiz waiting list?
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#106230 - Thu Aug 16 2007 04:22 PM Re: Quiz Queues .. waiting time [Re: trevor1968]
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The Queue Wait Times page.

http://www.funtrivia.com/qsize.cfm
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#106231 - Thu Aug 16 2007 05:35 PM Re: Quiz Queues .. waiting time [Re: ladymacb29]
trevor1968 Offline
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Oh ok, thank you very much Lady
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#106232 - Sun Aug 19 2007 03:41 AM Re: Quiz Queues .. waiting time [Re: trevor1968]
The_lioness33 Offline
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Just a question. If you have a good reputation for being a good quiz creator, then you are likely to have your quiz submitted earlier right?

What if you have only created a few quizzes, but they have been approved quickly and without any correction messages? Are you likely to have to still wait longer, as the editors may not be familiar with you?

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#106233 - Sun Aug 19 2007 07:19 AM Re: Quiz Queues .. waiting time [Re: The_lioness33]
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There are so many factors that it is really impossible to say. I wish I could come up with a better answer, but there it is.

Keep doing good work, and eventually you will get your just rewards; exactly WHEN is a bit arbitrary, sorry.

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#106234 - Sun Aug 19 2007 10:59 AM Re: Quiz Queues .. waiting time [Re: agony]
trevor1968 Offline
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Lioness, It depends. I can only tell you my situation. Usually, I wait about 3-4 days in the Sci/Tech category ( even with resubmissions). In the world category, I have to wait a lot longer. The first time I submitted a quiz in the world category, I had to wait 20 days ( with one resubmission) for it to go online. Now, I submitted a quiz in the world category 11 days ago and I am waiting for it to be approved or a correction notice.
I guess it depends on the number of quizzes each editor has to edit. After a while, I might be writing telling you the opposite thing as there may be a long wait time for Sci/Tech category and a short wait time for the World category.


Edited by trevor1968 (Sun Aug 19 2007 11:57 AM)
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#106235 - Sun Aug 19 2007 11:51 AM Re: Quiz Queues .. waiting time [Re: trevor1968]
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Trevor, I believe editor Agony already answered the question.
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#106236 - Mon Aug 20 2007 05:34 AM Re: Quiz Queues .. waiting time [Re: DakotaNorth]
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Thanks Agony and Trevor. I'll just have to start making more quizzes to earn myself a good reputation.

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#106237 - Sun Sep 02 2007 12:22 PM Re: Quiz Queues .. waiting time [Re: TonyTheDad]
Carlos160 Offline
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I have some questions. I submit a spanish quiz about 1 week and 3 days ago. Does it take that long. I will appreciated any of your answers. Thanks.

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#106238 - Sun Sep 02 2007 12:52 PM Re: Quiz Queues .. waiting time [Re: Carlos160]
gman89 Offline
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Yes, it can take that long. There are an excess of quizzes currently waiting to be edited, so creating new quizzes has been temporarily disabled. Until those quizzes are edited and the editors are caught up, waiting times may be a little longer than they typically are. This also has to do with your own quiz-making status; if your quizzes typically get rejected upon editor review, you may have to wait longer periods of time to get your quizzes edited. One to two weeks, however, is typical depending on the category and the amount of editors in that category.


Edited by gman89 (Sun Sep 02 2007 12:53 PM)

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#106239 - Sun Sep 23 2007 12:09 PM Re: Quiz Queues .. waiting time [Re: Linda1]
Carlos160 Offline
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Some questions. It is true the literature category is the one who take the most longer to be edited by an editor. When I submit a literature quiz, it takes about one week to be edited. But this time, my quiz is taking longer than a week. I have been waiting about one week and a half. It may have a lot grammar errors.

Other questions, most of the time, when I submit a quiz, my quiz is always rejected because it said that my quiz have a lot grammar errors. I always check for every errors, but it is still rejected. I have trouble writing a quiz because english is my second language. Are editors allow to correct quizzes for any errors. My quizzmaking privileges were suspended because of this case, submitted a quizz with many grammar errors.

I will appreciated for any answer. Thanks.

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#106240 - Sun Sep 23 2007 12:18 PM Re: Quiz Queues .. waiting time [Re: Carlos160]
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Hi Carlos, editors can correct grammar errors, and I guess if there are 1 or 2, they would happily correct them, however if there are many - it is time consuming and more importantly, you won't be learning from those mistakes.

As you have said, English may not be your first language, however, do you have friends, relatives who DO speak primarily English? Do you use word processors to check for syntax/grammar errors? (They are indicated by a squiggly green line underneath the faulty text).


Edited by jonnowales (Sun Sep 23 2007 12:18 PM)

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#106241 - Sun Sep 23 2007 01:17 PM Re: Quiz Queues .. waiting time [Re: jonnowales]
Carlos160 Offline
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Hi, Jon, I'm using a web page that check grammar and punctuation errors, but when I submit it, it still reject, it said that my quiz have many errors.

Thanks for your answers.

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#106242 - Sun Sep 23 2007 01:55 PM Re: Quiz Queues .. waiting time [Re: Carlos160]
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If your English needs more than a reasonable amount of editing in order to have correct grammar, it is best if you not submit quizzes. We just do not have the resources to write the quiz for you. The editors do not mind giving a bit of extra grammatical help for authors who do not have English as a native language, but a 'bit' is really all we can do. Sorry.

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#106243 - Sun Sep 23 2007 02:02 PM Re: Quiz Queues .. waiting time [Re: agony]
Carlos160 Offline
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Thanks, I'll find out some help, and a word processor that checks grammar.

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